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by Chr$
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Inventory of software developed with PE in mind
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Inventory of software developed with PE in mind

Best place is probably Dilwyn's site which specifies for each piece of software if PE is required:

http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/downloads.html

I don't think there is a comprehensive list of everything.
by Chr$
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SGC Power Supply
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: SGC Power Supply

Dave wrote:My SGC draws 320ma under load and 260ma idle.

Good stuff, thanks for confirming Dave. Then 1A is plenty, even 500ma would do it. May as well chop up a USB cable, put a barrel on the end and use a USB to mains adapter thing - most of those seem to be at least 1A.
by Chr$
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Q68 Software SD Card
Replies: 32
Views: 3331

Re: Q68 Software SD Card

Note: The FAT32 partition must be the first partition, this holds the QWA, QLSD container files. The FAT partition is defined as partition 2 and is accessed from SMSQ/E withe FAT device, i.e. FAT1_ Hello Derek, yes I had the right partitions, as part of the mage and created by DiskImager, in my cas...
by Chr$
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: QL Wiki
Topic: Added Brain Smasher! page
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Added Brain Smasher! page

It is actually rather a good game isn't it, quite an addictive one once you get the hang of it. I've also been at it off and on for the last few days. The time limit is hard (and it runs quicker on quicker machines)! I've managed to get to level 4 but did keep getting stuck on level 2 for quite a wh...
by Chr$
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SGC Power Supply
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: SGC Power Supply

Don't take my word though, see if someone else confirms that!
by Chr$
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SGC Power Supply
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: SGC Power Supply

lowrybt wrote:What is the recommend maximum milliamps for the supergold card 5V power supply connection?

In my SGC supplement it makes no mention of amperage. As it will only take what it needs I suspect a 1A supply would probably be fine.
by Chr$
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Q68 Software SD Card
Replies: 32
Views: 3331

Re: Q68 Software SD Card

Hi Chr$, The image file is a direct copy of the Q68 Distribution SDHC Card, withe FAT32 and Fat partitions setup. I use WIN32DiskImager to create the SDHC Card image. To write new SDHC Card images, I just select the correct image file and use the Write option. Which should overwrite all the partiti...
by Chr$
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Q68 Software SD Card
Replies: 32
Views: 3331

Re: Q68 Software SD Card

To dig this one up again. I just attempted to write that image onto a new 4gb SD card and at first it looks good, but it's a bit fragile and when I try to boot e.g. QLE I get a lot of 'Medium check failed' messages. Is that due to fragmentation? I used WIN32IMAGER as suggested. Do I need to tick any...
by Chr$
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Online Auctions
Topic: Insane £1100 for a boxed QL on the Polish "eBay"
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Insane £1100 for a boxed QL on the Polish "eBay"

Ooo, PC200 has ISA, could be a perfect QXLII host! That doesen't look good, because you have to remove the cover, the casing is much too flat. Yeah, that would be the ugly part. It would have to be a bodge! Interesting 'Sinclair' badged item and I'm close to Poland, but it doesn't really do it for ...
by Chr$
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Online Auctions
Topic: Insane £1100 for a boxed QL on the Polish "eBay"
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Insane £1100 for a boxed QL on the Polish "eBay"

tofro wrote:The same seller has a Sinclair PC200 on sale - at a much more reasonable price given its relative rarety. But well, it's no QL....

But if you want to collect....

Tobias

Ooo, PC200 has ISA, could be a perfect QXLII host!